Bush's Voice (Cheney)

Siegfried Woldhek Dutch

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A seething Vice President Cheney, his face distorted by nefariousness, looms over President George Bush and whispers to him from behind a curtain. Woldhek contrasts a menacing Cheney, set in shadow, his eyes peering out of his head as though possessed by malevolence, with a seemingly innocuous, hardly caricatured Bush, who stands before a brightly lit pink curtain. Woldhek, a prominent Dutch caricaturist, plays upon the broadly held image of Cheney as the manipulator behind the Bush administration's most controversial policies. The caricature was originally created for the Dutch newspaper the NRC Handelsblad during the election campaign for Bush's second term; the artist revised the image in 2010.

Bush's Voice (Cheney), Siegfried Woldhek (Dutch, born 1951), Pen and black ink and watercolor

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